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A collection of public domain World War II books, radio broadcasts, V-discs, films, and other ephemera. Curated by a librarian. Thanks for the support & please consider donating to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or the Internet Archive (so that others can enjoy this WWII Archive in the future).



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by United States. Army Air Forces
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Academy Award-nominated documentary, which shows the 21st Bombing Command and its role in the B-29 bombing of Japan and the Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO). As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
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Topics: World War II, WWII In Color, Atomic Bomb, Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945,...
WWII Archive
by Walt Disney Studios
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In 1942 Walt Disney made this short film for the U.S. War Production Board (a now-defunct agency of the federal government during WWII). It stresses the importance of saving waste fats, which are made into explosives, for the war effort. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
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Topics: World War, 1939-1945, World War II: Homefront, World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Caricatures...
WWII Archive
by Walt Disney Studios
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WWII 1943 Walt Disney animated short about Hitler Youth. Features book burning, anti-Catholic persecution, Nazi indoctrination, etc. Disney produced this under contract with the U.S. Government. See this article in Life Magazine http://books.google.com/books?id=ZVEEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA40#v=onepage&q&f=true As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's...
Topics: WWII, RKO Radio Pictures, World War, 1939-1945, World War II, National Socialism And Youth, Walt...
WWII Archive
by United States. War Department
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TM 10-412 Army Recipes 1944-08-15 CONTENTS Paragraph Section 1. Introduction 1-4 2. Beverages 5 3. Breads 6-7 4. Cakes and cookies 8-10 5. Breakfast cereals 11 6. Desserts 12 7. Eggs 13 8. Fish 14 9. Fritters and croquettes 15 10. Fruits 16-17 11. Macaroni, spaghetti, noodles, and rice 18 12. Meat 19 13. Pies 20-21 14. Salads 22-23 15. Sandwiches 24 16. Sauces 25 17. Soups 26 18. Vegetables 27-28 19. Miscellaneous 29-31 Index 245 Digitized by Google.
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Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, Cooking for military personnel, Field Manual,...
WWII Archive
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TM 9-1575 Ordnance Maintenance: Wrist Watches, Pocket Watches, Stop Watches, and Clocks 1945-04-06 "This manual is published for the information and guidance of ordnance maintenance personnel. It contains detailed instructions for inspection, disassembly, assembly, maintenance, and repair of pocket watches, wrist watches, stop watches, and message center clocks, and is supplementary to those in the Field Manuals and Technical Manuals prepared for the using arms. This manual does not...
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Topics: Technical Manual, Clocks and watches -- Repairing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, United States. --...
WWII Archive
by United States. War Department
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TM 30-506 German Military Dictionary: German-English, English-German. 1944-05-20 "This dictionary has been intentionally limited in scope to military subject matter and directly related fields. It has been compiled primarily for use by American military personnel with at least a fair knowledge of German." Digitized by AHEC (U.S. Army Heritage Collections) http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/
Topics: Technical Manual, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, United States. Army, Military...
WWII Archive
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TM 30-544 Russian Military Dictionary: English-Russian, Russian-English 1945-01-15. CONTENTS Foreword iii Abbreviations Used in This Dictionary vi Part I — English-Russian 1 Part II — Russian-English 173 Appendixes: I. Military Abbreviations of the U.S.S.R 437 II. Symbols Used in Ballistics 459 III. Abbreviations Used on Intelligence Maps to Indicate Various Sources of Information 466 IV. Numbers 467 V. Weights and Measures 469 VI. Money Table 473 VII. Territorial and Administrative...
Topics: Technical Manual, Field Manual, WWII, World War, 1939-1945, Russian language -- Dictionaries --...
WWII Archive
by War Department: Bureau Of Public Relations
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War Department Bureau of Public Relations film # BPR 1182, Mussolini Is Executed . Silent very graphic footage. National Archives  description: "Shows a crowd of Italian Communist partisans; closeups of the corpses of Mussolini, his mistress Clara Petacci, and other Italian Fascists hanging head down from overhead beams; the crowd jeering Mussolini's picture; and closeups of the bloody features of Mussolini and Clara Petacci." National Archives Identifier: 13738 As always, any error...
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Topics: War Department: Bureau Of Public Relations, Assassination, Mussolini, Benito, 1883-1945, Fascism --...
WWII Archive
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A romance set in NYC's Stage Door Canteen for WWII service members. Features dozens of cameos: Aline MacMahon, Gypsy Rose Lee, Alan Mowbray, Harry J. Wild, Sol Lesser, William Terry, Lucile Gleason, Elliott Nugent, Bert Lytell, Ethel Waters, Margaret Early, Julie Conway, Helen Menken, Sunset Carson, Judith Anderson, Henry Armetta, Trudy Erwin, Katharine Cornell, Count Basie and His Orchestra, Lina Romay, Count Basie, Dorothea Kent, Frank Borzage, Pat Flaherty, Benny Goodman Orchestra, Yehudi...
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Topics: WWII, World War II, American Theatre Wing, World War II: Homefront, World War, 1939-1945, Swing,...
WWII Archive
by United States. Department of Agriculture
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"This handbook offers some suggestions to those who are leading the great drive for Victory Gardens, and points out certain things to watch out for -- common errors which waste seed, fertilizer, land arid labor, and therefore must be most carefully avoided in wartime." Digitized by Central University Libraries, Southern Methodist University http://digitalcollections.smu.edu/all/
Topics: WWII, Rationing -- United States, World War, 1939-1945, World War II: Homefront, World War II,...
Order of battle of the United States Army ground forces in World War II: Pacific Theater of operations. AKA Order of battle of the United States Army ground forces in World War II: Pacific Theater of operations, administrative and logistical commands, armies, corps, and divisions. "This volume is concerned with the organization and disposition of United States Army ground forces that opposed the Japanese during World War II. The area covered includes Alaska, the islands of the central and...
Topics: United States. Army, US Army, United States. -- Army -- Organization, World War, 1939-1945 --...
WWII Archive
by United States. War Department
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Handbook On German Army Identification 1943-04-03 "THIS HANDBOOK was prepared at the Military Intelligence Training Center, Camp Ritchie, Maryland, and is designed to provide a ready reference manual for intelligence personnel in combat operations. The need for such a manual was so pressing that some errors and omissions are anticipated in the current edition. Any suggestions as to additions, or errors noted, should be reported directly to the Commandant, Military Intelligence Training...
Topics: World War II, World War, 1939-1945, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Field...
WWII Archive
by United States. Army. 3rd Division; Taggart, Donald G. (Donald Gilbert)
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CONTENTS PREFACE xxi ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xxiii I. PREPARATION FOR WAR "Coming Events Cast Their Shadows Before"; We Prepare for the Showdown 3 II. CASABLANCA We Storm the Beaches of North Africa and Capture a White- Walled City 13 III. NORTH AFRICAN INTERLUDE We Learn the "Truscott Trot" and Prepare to Invade Sicily 37 IV. SICILY "In Which We Carve Our Name" 51 V. SOUTHERN ITALY We Battle in the Craggy Apennines 79 VI. ANZIO 1. The First Battle of Cisterna di Littoria...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental Histories --...
WWII Archive
by United States. Army Air Forces
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Army Air Forces film # TF 1-3711 "Covers the invasion of Normandy when 13,000 combat troops landed behind German lines in 2 hours; & footage of both the 82nd & 101st Airborne units in action. Also included is official RAF Combat footage of Normandy battle from the Air." Goes into great detail about the glider and Troop Carrier plans for ferrying airborne troops and materiel. Sounds like Orson Welles narrating?   National Archives Identifier: 6981972 As always, any error or...
Topics: World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy, Douglas DC-3 (Transport Plane), IX Troop...
WWII Archive
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TM 10-1513 Maintenance manual for Willys truck, 1/4 ton 4 X 4, built for U.S. government, model MB 1942-05-15 "FOREWORD: This Motor Vehicle has been thoroughly tested and inspected. Like any other piece of machinery, to maintain it in proper operating condition, it should be lubricated at the time specified using the proper grades of oil and grease. All working parts as well as oil holes should be kept clean and free from dirt and grit. This vehicle should periodically have a systematic...
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Topics: WWII, Military trucks -- United States -- Maintenance and repair -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, United...
WWII Archive
by Lin, Yutang, 1895-1976
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Life in China.
Topics: China -- Social conditions, National characteristics, Chinese, China -- Civilization, China,...
WWII Archive
by United States. War Dept
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DA PAM 21-30 Our Red Army Ally 1945-04-23. "TO THE AMERICAN SOLDIER — The purpose of the first part of this booklet is to introduce you to the Red Army soldier — the everyday "G.I." of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. You have heard and read a lot about him, now you are seeing and meeting him personally. He is your friend. He is your ally. He has fought hard in this war, just as you have, to bring about a United Nations victory. The meeting of troops of the United...
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Topics: DA pam, Soviet Union. -- Armed Forces, Department of the Army Pamphlet, World War, 1939-1945, World...
WWII Archive
by U.S. Army Air Forces. Office of Flying Safety
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"This manual is the text for your training as a B-25 pilot and airplane commander. The Air Forces' most experienced training and supervisory personnel have collaborated to make it a complete exposition of what your pilot duties are, how each will be performed, and why it must be performed in the manner prescribed. The techniques and procedures described in this book are standard and mandatory. In this respect the manual serves the dual purpose of a training checklist and working handbook....
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Topics: WWII, B-25 bomber -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Mitchell Bomber, United States. Army Air Forces,...
WWII Archive
by Walt Disney Studios
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Stop That Tank! (AKA Boys Anti-Tank Rifle) Disney created this 1942 training film for the Canadian government. Article in Popular Science: http://books.google.com/books?id=NycDAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PP1&pg=PA62#v=onepage&q&f=true and Life Magazine http://books.google.com/books?id=iU4EAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PP1&pg=PA61#v=onepage&q&f=true As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider...
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Topics: WWII, Boys anti-tank rifle, World War, 1939-1945, Training Film, Mark I, World War, 1939-1945 --...
WWII Archive
by United States. War Department; United States. War Office
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TM 9-1270 Ordnance Maintenance: U.S. Rifles, cal. .30, M1903, M1903A1, M1903A3 And M1903A4, 1944-01-20 CONTENTS Section I. Introduction 1-5 4-33 II. Disassembly and assembly 6-24 34-69 III. Inspection 25-40 70- 81 IV. Maintenance and repair 41-60 82-104 V. Special maintenance 61-66 105-110 VI. References 67-69 111-112 Index 113-116 This Technical Manual supersedes TM 9-1270, dated 19 May 1942; TB 1270-1, dated 1 May 1942; (it does not affect TB 1205-2, dated 1 May 1942); and TB 1270-2, dated 15...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War II, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks,...
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by United States. Navy
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Full-length documentary, which won the 1948 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Documents a large Antarctic expedition, "Operation Highjump," in 1946-1947. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Topics: Antarctica, Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957, US Navy, 1948 Academy Award Winner For Best...
WWII Archive
by Greenwald, Robert J; United States. Army. Forces in the European Theater. Office of the Theater Historian; United States. Army. European Theater of Operations. Office of the Theater Historian
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"Presented in this volume are command and staff rosters, composition of divisions, attachments and detachments, assignments and attachments to higher units, command post locations, and pertinent statistics. With some exception, the material presented for each division dates from its arrival in the European Theater to the end of hostilities on May 9, 1945. For units arriving from the North African Theater, the record begins on August 15, 1944, the date of the invasion of southern France....
Topics: World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe, United States. -- Army -- Organization, United States....
WWII Archive
by United States. Army Air Forces
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National Archives description "MS Patients: Hideko and Takao Irie, Mother and Child. Establishing shot 3/4 view showing mother with child strapped in position at time of blast. The mother's face and entire body was burned while only the child's legs, which were protruding, were burned. The mother's body protected the rest of the child, including it's face and body. MC Same as above, closer shot of face of mother and child. MS Showing child behind face of mother and straps in their position...
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Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army Air Forces, World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan,...
WWII Archive
by United States. Bureau of supplies and accounts (Navy Department)
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SOS is on page 117. Table of Contents Foreword iv Nutritional Value of Foods 1 The Menu 3 Food Preparation for the Mess 12 Recipes 14 General Information and Tables 297 Baking 314 General Information 314 Formulas 322 Index 409 Foreword Navy Department Bureau of Supplies and Accounts Washington, D. C., 1 May 1944 The Cook Book of the United States Navy contains a summary of the principles of cookery, menu planning, and a comprehensive collection of recipes based on the newer knowledge of...
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Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, Cooking for military personnel, Cookbook, World...
WWII Archive
by United States. Bureau of Naval Personnel
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Physical Fitness Manual For The U. S. Navy TABLE OF CONTENTS Page Foreword ii Chapter I. — The Nature of Naval Physical Fitness 1 Objectives of Physical Fitness 1 Activities Included in Physical Fitness Program 2 Contributions of Exercise to Physical Fitness 2 Attaining and Maintaining Physical Fitness 2 Chapter II. — Planning and Conducting the Physical Fitness Program 4 Planning the Program 4 Sample Daily Programs 5 Conducting the Program 5 The Instructor 7 Competition Schedules 7 Chapter...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, NAVPERS, United States. -- Navy --...
WWII Archive
by Gaumont British Picture Corporation
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"Re-enactment of World War 2 Battle of Arnhem. Later lavishly remade as A Bridge Too Far." Part of Operation Market Garden, the Battle of Arnhem was a failed attempt to capture a bridge in the city of Arnhem in Holland. This remarkable docu-drama was shot 1 year after the battle, with the actual soldiers and civilians re-creating their experiences, and it features captured German armor. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or...
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Topics: WWII, Operation Market Garden, World War, 1939-1945, World War II, Arnhem, Battle of, Arnhem,...
WWII Archive
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TM 30-541 Japanese Military Dictionary 1944-08-29 CONTENTS Page Foreword iii Abbreviations Used in This Dictionary - vi Part I — Japanese-English Part II — English-Japanese 246 Appendix I — Table of Ranks 599 Appendix II — Weights and Measures 601 Appendix III — Gazetteer 607 Appendix IV — Japanese Years 613 Appendix V — Numbers 614 Digitized by Google.
Topics: WWII, Japan. -- Armed Forces -- Dictionaries, World War, 1939-1945, Field Manual, Technical Manual,...
WWII Archive
by United States. Marine Corps
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1945 United States Marine Corps "combat bulletin" film that covers the Battle of Okinawa. This is the first of 2 USMC combat bulletin films about Okinawa. The second film is available in the FedFlix section of Archive.org as OKINAWA BULLETIN, NO. 2--FINAL PHASES (1945): http://www.archive.org/details/gov.archives.arc.37453/
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Topics: WWII, Combat Bulletin, World War, 1939-1945, World War II, Training Film, World War, 1939-1945 --...
WWII Archive
by United States. Adjutant-General's Office
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"This is the first of a series of three publications dealing with World War II APOs. This particular list shows the APOs in numerical order with their geographical location." See also: Alphabetical Listing of APO's, January 1942 - November 1947 (1949)
Topics: United States. -- Armed Forces -- Postal service, Post office stations and branches -- United...
WWII Archive
by United States. Army Air Forces. Office of Flying Safety
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Pilot Training Manual For The Thunderbolt P-47N AAF manual 51-127-4. Contents The P47N, 5 Description, 6-7 Canopy, 8 Cockpit, 9-10-11 Flight Controls, 12-13 Power Plant, 14-15-16 Induction System, 16«>18 Carburetor, 19-20 Propeller, 21-23 Throttle Quadrant, 23-24 Power Settings, 25 Woter Injection, 26-27 Detonotion, 27 Long Range Cruising, 28-30 Fuel System, 31-35 Oil System, 36-37 Hydraulic System, 37-40 Electrical System, 41 Radio Equipment, 42-49 Lighting System, 50-51 K-14 Gunsight,...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army Air Forces, World War II, United States. -- Army --...
WWII Archive
by United States Naval Amphibious Training Base (Fort Pierce, Fla.)
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Poorly photocopied 1945-08-01 Ju-Jitsu training handbook for U.S. Navy special forces teams. Don't try this at home. "The student who expects to be successful in hand to hand combat must maintain a physically fit body and an alert mind. He must practice until he has gained real speed and precision in the execution of these forms and should review frequently to maintain his skill. Boxing and Jiu Jitsu should not be considered rival systems of fighting. They supplement each other perfectly...
Topics: Self-defense -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Hand-to-hand fighting, United States. Navy, United States....
WWII Archive
by Walt Disney Studios
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In 1941 Walt Disney produced this short film, which promotes Canadian War Bonds, for the Canadian government. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Topics: World War, 1939-1945, Donald Duck, World War II: Homefront, World War, 1939-1945 -- United States...
WWII Archive
by United States. War Department. Military Intelligence Service
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MILITARY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE, WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington DC, SPECIAL SERIES No. 12 German Military Abbreviations, April 12, 1943 "Perhaps to a greater extent than any other army, the German Armed Forces employ military abbreviations on their maps and charts, on task force tables of organization, on direction and location sign posts in combat zones, on field orders, and, in short, in every case where abbreviations may possibly be used. These abbreviations are often used in connection with...
Topics: Special Series, WWII, World War II, World War, 1939-1945, Field Manual, United States. Army,...
WWII Archive
by United States. War Department
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TM 9-1901 Artillery Ammunition 1944-06-29 "The purpose of this Technical Manual is to impart information of a general and technical nature concerning artillery ammunition, including trench-mortar ammunition,, and components thereof, such as may be necessary for their intelligent care, handling, and use. This is a companion volume to TM 9-1900, Ammunition, general ."
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Topics: Ordnance -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, United...
WWII Archive
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1945 documentary short that won the Academy Award in 1946 for Documentary Short Subject. Based on Your Job in Germany , which was written by Dr. Seuss. Though Hitler may be dead, beware - his ideas live on. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
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Topics: World War, 1939-1945, Knox Manning, World War II: Postwar Issues, Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972,...
WWII Archive
by United States. War Department
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FM 21-150 Unarmed Defense for The American Soldier 1942-06-30 "The object of this training is to develop the soldier in the art of unarmed self-defense, and to improve his skill in the use of his basic weapons, through speeded reflexes. Confidence in his own ability unarmed, like confidence in his weapons, makes a man a better soldier." Digitized by AHEC (U.S. Army Heritage Collections) http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/
Topics: United States. Army, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Field Manual, World War,...
WWII Archive
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TM 9-1275 U.S. Rifle, Cal. .30 M1: Ordnance Maintenance, 1942-11-06 This manual supersedes TM 9-1275, December 15, 1941; TB 1275-1, January 1, 1942; TB 1275-2, July 22, 1942 and TB 1275-3, December 3, 1942.
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War II, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks,...
WWII Archive
by Walt Disney Studios
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In 1941 Walt Disney produced this short film, which promotes Canadian War Bonds, for the Canadian government. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Topics: World War, 1939-1945, World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Caricatures and cartoons, WWII,...
WWII Archive
by United States. War Dept
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TM 30-302 French : A Guide To The Spoken Language 1943-06-23 "French is one of the most widespread languages in the world. It is spoken by over 40 million people in France and by some 12 million in Belgium and Switzerland, and in the French and Belgian colonies. This Language Guide will enable you to ask directions, buy things or order a meal in these French-speaking regions. Knowing a little French will also help you get along with the people, for they will naturally be pleased to see a...
Topics: WWII, French Language -- Conversation And Phrase Books (for Soldiers, Etc.) -- English, Field...
WWII Archive
by United States. War Department. General Staff; United States. Military Intelligence Service
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TABLE OF CONTENTS SECTION I— EXPLANATION OF GERMAN MILITARY SYMBOLS 1 SECTION II— MILITARY SYMBOLS I. Headquarters of Higher Echelons 9 II. Infantry: A. Headquarters 12 B. Units 13 C. Weapons 16 D. Groups: 1. Example of a Diagrammatic Table of Organization 18 2. Examples of Map Symbols 18 III. Artillery: A. Headquarters : 19 B. Units 20 C. Weapons: 1. Guns and Cannons 23 2. Howitzers 25 3. Weapons of Foreign Origin 27 D. Examples of Map Symbols 27 E. Miscellaneous 27 IV. Cavalry and...
Topics: WWII, Abbreviations -- Handbooks, Manuals, etc, World War, 1939-1945, Military Maps -- Symbols --...
WWII Archive
by Walt Disney Studios
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In 1941 Walt Disney produced this short film, which promotes Canadian War Bonds, for the Canadian government. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Topics: World War, 1939-1945, World War II, World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Caricatures and...
WWII Archive
by Walt Disney Studios
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In 1942 Walt Disney produced this short film for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It stresses the importance of high American agricultural output. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
Topics: World War, 1939-1945, Rationing -- United States, World War, 1939-1945 -- Food supply, Price...
WWII Archive
by United States. War Department
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TM 10-396 War Dogs 1943-07-01 Chapter 1. General. Paragraphs Page Section I. Mission, organization, and administration 1-5 2 II. History of military use of dogs 6-10 5 Chapter 2. Traits and care of military dogs. Section I. General 11 8 II. Psychology. 12-20 9 III. Breeds suitable for military service. _ 21-53 17 IV. Shipment and reception of new dogs 54-57 26 V. Grooming and care 58-70 29 VI. Feeding 1 71-79 34 VII. Kenneling 80-84 41 VIII. Prevention of disease and first aid of injuries 85-96...
Topics: WWII, Dogs -- War Use -- United States, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War II,...
WWII Archive
by Lind, Ragnar G; United States. Army Air Forces. Fighter Group, 79th
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"This is the combat history of the 79th Fighter Group during World War Two. The document details the following contents: group commanders; group combat narrative; campaigns; battle citations and commendations; claims- illustrated statistical summary; typical mission routine; t-bolt formations; pilot's-eye views; Falcons at ease; group headquarters personnel; the "Flying-Skullmen- 85th Squadron section (narrative history from activation, personnel pictures, and "Skullivers"...
Topics: WWII, United States. -- Army Air Forces -- Fighter Group, 79th -- History, World War, 1939-1945 --...
WWII Archive
by United States. Army. 94th Division; Byrnes, Laurence G., 1919- ed
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CONTENTS DIVISION COMMANDER'S MESSAGE xi FOREWORD xiii PART ONE: THE UNITED STATES Chapter 1: IN THE BEGINNING 1 PART TWO: THE UNITED KINGDOM Chapter 2: AT SEA 10 Chapter 3: WILTSHIRE COUNTY 13 PART THREE: FRANCE Chapter 4: THE SITUATION 18 Chapter 5: CROSSING AND COMMITMENT 23 Chapter 6: THE POCKETS 27 Chapter 7: THE FFI 33 Chapter 8: OPERATIONS IN BRITTANY 38 Chapter 9: POW EXCHANGES 57 Chapter 10: THE BRETONS 65 Chapter 11: ADIEU 69 PART FOUR: GERMANY: THE SAAR-MOSELLE TRIANGLE Chapter 12:...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War II, World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental...
WWII Archive
by Pyle, Ernie, 1900-1945
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CONTENTS PAGE FOREWORD I ON MY WAY 1. Qualms i 2. Crossing i 3. Way Station 5 II ALL QUIET 1. Peace to War— Seven Hours 11 2. "He Hasn't Come Yet, Sir." 16 3. First Impressions 24 III MOST HATEFUL, MOST BEAUTIFUL 1. Ringed and Stabbed with Fire 30 2. Night Stroll, Illuminated 33 3. The Landmarks 36 4. Roughing It 42 5. Whooo-issshhh! 45 6. Sounds and Sights . 48 7. Blindfolded in Sahara 53 IV THE HEROES ARE ALL THE PEOPLE 1. It's All True 57 2. The Cupboard's Not Bare 60 3. Street...
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by United States. War Department
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FM 23-95 75-mm Tank Gun M2 (Mounted in Medium Tank M3) 1942-04-02 "The 75-mm tank gun M2 is a flat trajectory weapon of the field gun type. It is single shot with a drop type of breechblock automatically operated. It fires projectiles which weigh approximately 15 pounds." Digitized by the Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library, US Army Combined Arms Center. http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/cdm/
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by United States. Army Air Forces
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Issues of Air Forces Newsletter. *************************************************************** THE AIR FORCES NEWS LETTER PUBLIC RELATIONS DIVISION, PUBLICATIONS SECTION ARMY AIR FORCES, WASHINGTON, D. C. JANUARY, 1942 Special Insurance Issue *************************************************************** THE AIR FORCES NEWS LETTER HEADQUARTERS ARMY AIR FORCES WASHINGTON, D. C. VOL. 25 FEBRUARY, 1942 NO. 1 U.S. TIGERS CIAW JAPS 1 GEN. PATRICK WAGED EARLY FIGHT FOR AIR POWER 3 WAR CHANGES HIGH...
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TM 9-803-G-503 List of All Parts for Truck, 1/4 Ton, 4x4, Command Reconnaissance (Willys Overland Motors, Inc Model MB and Ford Motor Co Model GPW) 1945-02-15 Full title: Ordnance Supply Catalog Standard Nomenclature List G-503 List of All Parts for Truck, 1/4 Ton, 4x4, Command Reconnaissance (Willys Overland Motors, Inc Model MB and Ford Motor Co Model GPW) "This List of All Parts contains information for the identification of all parts which are considered items of service for the...
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by United States. War Dept
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TM 20-205 Dictionary Of United States Army Terms 1944-01-18 "The DICTIONARY OF U. S. ARMY TERMS is a working dictionary for a working Army. It is intended to assist in reaching a more nearly common understanding of the meaning of military terms. It is designed especially for the men who are writing or revising training literature, who are using training literature in the instruction of troops, and as far as it is available to them, for the men who are being trained." Digitized by...
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by Wood, Sterling A., 1895-
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Contents Foreword by Regimental Commander - 11 Chapter 1: PREPARATION 15 GENERAL ORDERS No. 1— THE ORIGINAL 313th STAFF— EVENTS PRIOR TO ACTIVATION— EARLY DIFFICULTIES— FORMATION OF OFFICERS' CLUB Chapter 2: CAMP PICKETT 20 ACTIVATION DAY— ARRIVAL OF FIRST RECRUITS— LIFE AT CAMP PICKETT —THE TRAINING PROGRAM— DEDICATION OF CAMP PICKETT— MOVEMENT ORDERS Chapter 3: CAMP BLANDING 27 THE TRIP TO BLANDING— STORY OF THE QUARTERING PARTY— EARLY DAYS AT BLANDING — TRAINING AT...
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by United States. Army. Division, 78th
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Lightning, The History Of The 78th Infantry Division CONTENTS FOREWORD vii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ix CHAPTER 1: PREPARATION FOR COMBAT 1 The Lightning Division in World War I — Reactivation At Camp Butner — Training Replacements — Carolina and Tennessee Maneuvers — Camp Pickett — Overseas — Bournemouth — France — Belgium — Up to The line! CHAPTER 2: ATTACK 23 The Jumpoff — Through The Minefields — Rollesbroich — Simmerath — Witzerath — Bickerath — Patrols In The Hurtgen...
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by United States. Army Signal Corps’ Army Pictorial Service
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The Army-Navy Screen Magazine Number 04 (Navy Edition), partial. (AKA The War, NO. 4, 1943) Showtime Presents Joy Hodges : Singer Joy Hodges with a video pin-up for the boys. After the song is over she is seen in a radio broadcasting studio & the "Command Performance" radio show intro theme begins (making it seem like she's getting ready to begin a broadcast of that AFRS radio show). The Army-Navy Screen Magazine was produced by the U.S. Army Signal Corps Pictorial Service, under...
Topics: The Army-Navy Screen Magazine, World War, 1939-1945, AFRS, Joy Hodges, World War II: Homefront,...
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by United States. War Dept
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See also the 1943 version:  https://archive.org/details/TM-E30-451 TM-E 30-451 Handbook on German Military Forces 1945-03-15 CONTENTS CHAPTER I. THE GERMAN MILITARY SYSTEM Section I. Introduction — 1 I. The German Soldier — 2 III. The High Command — 15 IV. Organization of the Army for War V. Functions of the Corps Area — 4S VI. Conscription, Replacement, and Training — 54 CHAPTER II. ORGANIZATION OF THE FIELD FORCES Section I. Over-all Field Organization — 1 II. High Command in the...
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The Ninth Marines, A Brief History Of The Ninth Marine Regiment, With Lists Of The Officers And Men Who Served From Organization To Disbandment, 1942-1945 CONTENTS Preface by Colonel Howard N. Kenyon 7 Presidential Citation of Ninth Marines 10 General A. A. Vandegrift 13 Major General Allen Hal Turnage 17 Major General Graves B. Erskine 21 Brigadier General William Edward Riley 25 Chapter 1 Organization and Initial Training 29 Chapter 2 The Battle for Bougainville 41 Chapter 3 The Battle for...
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by United States. Department of the Army. Office of Military History; Dornbusch, C. E. (Charles Emil), 1907-1990; New York Public Library
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Unit Histories Of World War II, United States Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy "This list is concerned only with histories covering unit operations in World War II and published in some form. Although a certain number of these histories were prepared and published by Information and Education sections of Army commands, the great majority were unofficial. This list includes, within both types, all publications that were intended for general distribution to members of a unit. After-action and...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. -- Army -- Bibliography, World War II, United States. --...
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by United States. War Department. Military Intelligence Service
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MILITARY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE, WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington DC, SPECIAL SERIES No. 9 The German Squad In Combat, December 25, 1943 "This text is the translation of the greater part of a German handbook designed to aid in squad training. The material illustrates, with a wealth of concrete examples the basic tactics of the German rifle squad. These tactics differ somewhat from those of the U. S. squad, mainly in that the enemy unit is built for tactical purposes around the employment of the...
Topics: Special Series, World War, 1939-1945, WWII, United States. Army, United States. -- Army --...
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Contents DIVISION COMMANDER'S MESSAGE ix FOREWORD xi Chapter 1: WE BEGIN PREPARATION 1 Chapter 2: THE FALLEN COMMANDER 12 Chapter 3 : OVERSEAS TO AUSTRALIA 22 Chapter 4: BAPTISM OF FIRE 31 Chapter 5: THE MOPPING-UP PHASE 43 Chapter 6: SEVENTY-SIX DAYS OF COMBAT 51 Chapter 7: A NICKNAME WELL EARNED 61 Chapter 8: BACK TO AUSTRALIA 70 Chapter 9: THE BLOODY BUTCHERS STRIKE 77 Chapter 10: THE AITAPE CAMPAIGN 89 Chapter 11: WAKDE FALLS 93 Chapter 12: BLOODY BIAK 102 Chapter 13: RETURN TO THE...
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by United States. War Department. Military Intelligence Division
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MILITARY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE, WAR DEPARTMENT, WASHINGTON D. C. SPECIAL SERIES No. 33 The Punch Below the Belt: Japanese Ruses, Deception Tactics, and Anti-Personnel Measures. August 1, 1945 This is a comic training pamphlet about Japanese methods of camouflage, combat methods, etc. Illustrated by New Yorker cartoonist Sam Cobean and may be offensive. Digitized by http://www.fakeproject.com/The_Punch_Below_The_Belt/
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by Walt Disney Studios
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In 1943 Walt Disney produced this short film about vaccination for the now-defunct US Government Agency "Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs." As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
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Topics: World War, 1939-1945, Health For The Americas, Public Hygiene, World War II, Public Health,...
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by United States. War Department. Military Intelligence Service
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TM E 30-420 Handbook on the Italian Military Forces 1943-08-03. TABLE OF CONTENTS Foreword 1-5 1 CHAPTER 1. Introduction: Section I. Distinctive Branches, or Specialties 6-11 5 II. Semimilitary Forces 12-19 7 CHAPTER 2. Recruitment and Mobilization: Section I. System of Conscription and Mobilization 20-27 18 II. Professional Cadre and Officers 28-30 28 III. Training, Efficiency, and Morale 31-35 30 IV. Pay and Emoluments 30-38 37 CHAPTER 3. Organization: Section I. Command and Staff 39-44 39...
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by United States. Department of the Army
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PAM 672-1 Unit Citation and Campaign Participation Credit Register 1961-07-06 "This pamphlet is published to assist commanders and personnel officers in determining or establishing the eligibility of individual members for campaign participation credit, assault landing credit, unit distinguished Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Core citation emblems, and occupation duty credit for World War II and for the Korean War." Digitized by AHEC (U.S. Army Heritage Collections)...
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Silent film which shows Nazi jet technology, etc. "This is a glimpse into the story of Hitler's secret weapons., the guided missiles and the revolutionary aircraft which astonished the world even while the death rattle was in the Nazi throat. The complete story is yet to be written; but many of the salient facts are here in a motion picture which has been compiled, for the most part, from some 12 million feet of captured German film. It is a picture of uncanny, devastating machines but...
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by United States. War Department
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CONTENTS Table I. Common logarithms of numbers II. Common logarithms of functions of angles in mils III. Common logarithms of functions of angles in degrees and minutes. IV. Stadia reductions V. Horizontal distances for given slope distances and gradients from 0° to 30° VI. Horizontal distances for given slope distances and gradients from 0 mils to 500 mils VII. Conversion of degrees to mils; and mils to degrees VIII. Map scales in English measure and metric units IX. Useful constants and...
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by United States. War Department
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Military Intelligence, FM 30-30 Aircraft Recognition Pictorial Manual 1943-04-01 (OBSOLETE) "The present manual on aircraft recognition is primarily designed for self-instruction and general use but will also serve as a text in recognition courses. It includes four types of material: black and white silhouettes; wash drawings; photographs; and editorial matter. The material in this manual has been assembled and edited jointly by Army and Navy aviation training divisions." Digitized by...
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"THIS booklet contains a sketch of our 2nd Infantry Division during its first five months of active operation in World War II. Your division entered upon these operations backed by traditions and military achievements "Second to None" in our Army. Your division has fully lived up to these traditions and has added new victories and valorous sets as standards for the future. Yon have maintained unblemished Your record of never having failed to take and hold 'your objective. Your...
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by Quartermaster General
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TM 10-405 The Army Cook 1942-04-24 Chapter 1. Fundamentals. Section I. General 1-4 II. Elements of nutrition 5-12 III. Foods 13-50 IV. Practice of cooking 51-65 V. Rations 66-69 VI. Kitchen management 70-75 VII. Field cooking 76-82 Chapter 2. Recipes. Section I. General 83-84 II. List of recipes. Breakfast dishes (1 to 13) 147 Soups (14 to 45) 157 Meat dishes (46 to 120) 164 Gravies and sauces (121 to 135) 184 Fish and seafood dishes (136 to 142) 187 Vegetable dishes (143 to 211) 189 Deserts...
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by World War II Flight Nurses Association
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"On Feb. 18, 1943 the first formal graduation of nurses of the 349th Air Evac Group was held at the base chapel at Bowman Field, Ky. The 30 members of this group had completed a program of instruction that was definitely in the experimental stage. The 4-week course included class work in air evac nursing, air evac tactics, survival, aeromedical physiology, mental hygiene in relation to flying, training in plane loading procedures, military indoctrination and a one-day bivouac. In his...
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National Archives  description: "Reel 1 shows airplanes in flight; a Polish newspaper; a parade of Polish cavalry units; and Polish planes, armored units, and tanks. Maps illustrate Poland's presumed expansionist tendencies which include the conquest of Germany. Crowds in Danzig listen to a Nazi orator. German-Danzig troops patrol and construct wire obstacles. Shows German flags and symbols on Danzig buildings, German troops, German warships, and German planes on the ground. Includes a...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, National Socialism, World War II, Newsreel, World War, 1939-1945 --...
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by Warner Brothers Studios
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Introducing the world's worst soldier... Private Snafu. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
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by United States. Department of the Army
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TM 9-1985-3 German Explosive Ordnance (Projectiles and Projectile Fuzes) 1953-03-16 Digitized by AHEC (U.S. Army Heritage Collections) http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/
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Google digitized. A different version is at  https://archive.org/details/Tm30-410 TM 30-410 Handbook On The British Army 1942-09-30 TABLE OF CONTENTS Paragraphs Pages CHAPTER 1. Introduction 1-4 1 CHAPTER 2. General 5-10 3 CHAPTER 3. Organization: Section I. Supreme Command 11-15 7 II. Higher Organizations 16-18 10 III. Administration 19-20 11 IV. Tactical Staffs 21-22 13 V. Infantry 23-26 22 VI. Parachute Troops 27 26 VII. Royal Regiment of Artillery 28-34 29 VIII. Anti- Aircraft Command...
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by Robbins, Robert A.
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CONTENTS FOREWORD xiii PART ONE: THE OLD 91st AND THE NEW CHAPTER 1: WORLD WAR I 1 CHAPTER 2: REACTIVATION AND TRAINING 6 CHAPTER 3: MOVEMENT TO COMBAT 10 PART TWO: COMBAT CHAPTER 4: 361st REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM 26 CHAPTER 5: 363d REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM 45 CHAPTER 6: THE ARNO RIVER CAMPAIGN 51 CHAPTER 7: TASK FORCE WILLIAMSON 77 CHAPTER 8: THE GOTHIC LINE CAMPAIGN 83 CHAPTER 9: THE ATTACK: MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 92 CHAPTER 10: THE ATTACK: MONTH OF OCTOBER 145 CHAPTER 11: THE WINTER LINE 195 CHAPTER...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy, United...
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by Warner Brothers Studios
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Warner Brothers created this short for the Dominion of Canada's National War Finance Committee (Dept of Finance) & the 6th Victory Loan. It was re-edited into the U.S. short "Road To Victory." The plot (loosely): a family from 1960 time travels to 1944 but really just an excuse to show some musical performances. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a...
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by United States. War Dept
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TM 5-228 Engineer Foundry 1944-09-04 CONTENTS Paragraph Page SECTION I. GENERAL. Purpose 1 1 Mission of engineer foundry 2 1 Operations of engineer foundry. 3 1 II. PATTERN MAKING. Types of patterns 4 4 Blueprint reading 5 5 Parting line 6 5 Draft 7 5 Shrinkage 8 6 Tools 9 6 Painting 10 6 Numbering 11 7 III. PREPARING MOLD. General 12 8 Sand 13 8 Flasks 14 9 Mold 15 10 IV. CASTING. General 16 24 Induction melting unit 17 24 Crucibles 18 29 Pouring 19 30 Finishing 20 33 Heat treating 21 36 V....
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War II, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks,...